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FOX News
Dec 9, 2012 3:00pm PST
quote congress give up it's constitutional authority over borrowing? we looked at your record when george w. bush was president. you voted at least three times against increasing the debt limit. why would congress give up that power? >> the bottom line is on debt ceiling, things shifted. i don't agree with bob corker on that issue. it shifted the way it has on taxes. senator mcconnell put on the floor a resolution that said it was his idea, not ours, that let the president raise the debt ceiling. it's money congress has already spent and let congress by two-thirds override it. he thought we democrats would run from that scared as could be. within a half hour we had 51 votes, we called his bluff and he filibustered his proposal. the sure footed mitch mcconnell stumbled. i believe debt ceiling will be part of the agreement. and i believe our republican colleagues learned that to say the government will not pay its debt and hold it up for something else is bad substance and bad politics. i don't think they'll prevail. if they want to say we won't raise the debt ceiling unless we cut medicare, make our d
WETA
Dec 28, 2012 8:30pm EST
was they had no idea of the turnout. they were basing it on the turnout of george w. bush -- they ran better than george de b. bush did with white and women, a 77% white george w. bush won in 2004, now down to 71%, and it is going the other way. republicans are in serious trouble. >> but they ran higher with whites in the 2010 election. that caused them to conclude the wrong thing, that -- but barack obama was not on the ballot in 2010. >> unexplored story of the year -- white men dropping out. dropping out of the workforce, dropping out of the elections, just plain dropping out, getting social security, not doing anything, going hunting, fishing, just not in the game. >> i remember earlier in the year, it said the wild card was angry white men. what happened to them? >> that's what i'm talking about. they dropped out. as a percentage of the work force, they are dropping down. more and more on benefits, more and more not voting, just dropping out. >> that angry white men thing is a myth, created in 2004 with the republicans swept into the house because liberals could not imagine t
FOX News
Dec 4, 2012 8:00am PST
: former president george w. bush set to take the podium any moment in dallas expected to deliver a speech about the months tiff impact of immigratio positive impact on immigration. we'll bring it live as it happens. dozens of atlanta students and teachers treated for carbon monoxide poisoning back in school today. what caused the potentially deadly gas leak. and it's all "happening now." jenna: with the united states heading towards that fiscal cliff house republicans are now offering up a plan of their own to avert that combination of spending cuts and tax hikes. it's set to welcome us all on january 1st if they don't have an agreement. i'm jenna lee. jon: some kind of welcome that would be. i'm jon scott. within hours of seeing the proposal the white house slammed the g.o.p. offer saying quote their plan provides nothing new and provides no details on what deductions they'll limb nature, loopholes they will close or which medicare savings they would achieve. house speaker john boehner inc insists his offer is the best one on the table calling it a credible plan that deserves seri
FOX News
Dec 4, 2012 3:00pm PST
obamacare? first, president george w. bush on the piece of the economic recovery. it might surprise you. side is frightful ♪ ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ nothing melts away the cold like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >>> three, two one. take a look at the lighting of a capitol christmas tree an hour ago. 73-foot spruce. decorated with 5,000 ornaments. that's the spot where the inauguration will take place next month. beautiful. republicans trying to come up with a party's game plan when it comes to hispanics got star power to help today. former president george w. bush said the immigrants are key to economic recovery. we have the story from dallas. >> democrats increase growth. they are our friends if we want future job. >> 43rd president of the united states. >> the former president bush was helping spread
CSPAN
Dec 15, 2012 1:15pm EST
in any way, shape or form was during the confirmation process. the fact that george w. bush had nominated a democrat for this gem sort of gave me a level of credibility that i was not -- for a person died would be a political guy, was the prosecutor. on the debt would have gone to the democratically controlled senate. very helpful for them to see me as a democrat. that this wasn't too, wasn't a political triumph consistent prosecutor. once the administration turned over and under the obama administration i think there was a great deal of frustration with me. i was viewed as a turncoat, a trader for having been so critical of the obama administration has a democrat. and a lot -- some much of washington is politics. one of my favorite rumors that the spread was that i was actually going to switch parties and become a republican can run for office as a republican. this is one of their rumors. the press would say we have the treasury. you have to put politics. early on in with something that mr. lewis. he sort of say, hey, i'm a democrat. i contributed to president obama pier rihann
MSNBC
Dec 25, 2012 5:00am PST
show their manhood. and arguably george w. bush had something to prove to the nation and to himself and to his father when he invaded iraq. i mean, you don't have to get too heavy into the psychobabble to see the draw, the lure of war. >> absolutely. >> eisenhower had won world war ii. he had conquered. he liberated europe. he didn't need it. teddy roosevelt's an interesting example. he got war out of his system by charging up san juan hill as a young man. he was the ultimate war lover. nobody loved war more than teddy roosevelt. he was almost completely crazy about it, but he got it out of his system by doing it himself. and when he became president, you know, he talked about speak softly but carry a big stick, the great white fleet and he believed in power, but he was not desperate to rush into a war because he had already proved himself. >> which then leads us to what we see today and what is coming out of the wars that we're in today. obviously president obama's history, his story is not over yet. evan, you were talking about presidents driven by a high-minded ideology. what is
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 8:15pm EST
by george w. bush for barack obama. he just put it posted and then on the inside of it was another envelope that said 2.44 through 43. and then the next morning here is a picture of barack obama reading that actual no. the procession of the capitol is always a big deal as we move along pennsylvania avenue and here's a picture of exactly 100 years ago an open carriage and that's william howard taft on the right into the new president woodrow wilson on the left. in 1933 we had a situation with franklin d. roosevelt and herbert hoover. the two of them didn't get along so well. there wasn't a lot of conversations during their right to the capitol in of the pictures the were taken that day roosevelt can be seen leading to the crowd or smiling to the crowd or turning towards hoover and trying to have a conversation. every picture you will ever see he is looking straight ahead ignoring him. there's another times also for the presidents didn't get along so well and those were mentioned in my book and that chapter is called can't we all get along. sometimes where there is a big issue here i
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 10:00pm PST
pronounce. he never once criticized the pronounceiation skills of george w. bush or form a sentence. >> there is an old saying in tennessee. i know it is in texas that says fool me once, same on -- same shame on you. fool me, you can't get fooled again. >> grover never once criticized george w. bush for being inarticulate. president obama may be the only president in his life time possibly the only president in american history for whom there are no small countries he can't pronouns and if he is moved to joke about blowing up small countries why did he not find something funny in his heros of grenada. because george w. bush was a tax cutter. so he didn't hate him. what does he think of the fiscal cliff crisis? >> this fight, on the fiscal cliff is a sqirmish. >> when you are losing a big fight the fight of your life, pretend it is not important at all. that is now his performance choice as he sees his pledge becoming meaningless. as you can tell, from what you saw, he thinks he is a clever boy. very clever he is the kind of clever republican boy with no sympathies for any hardship h
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm EST
both use a little german when george w. bush appointed a retainer that rhymed roberto gonzales. we both cried about animals and he famously wrote a lot of things about cats. my daughter said once at the dinner table that daddy hates cats. i said daddy does not. that would be prejudice and you girls have been brought up to '04 her prejudice. daddy never met a cat that he liked. [laughter] i have written about the of corgi they look like a breed of dog that has been assembled from the other parts of dogs. not the part said the other breeds were sorry about giving up. [laughter] there has never been a broadway show called corgi why would permit. i am a second generation poet. my father was a pressure for most of his working life he had a restaurant for a few years and took advantage to right a couplet on the menu every day. mostly about pie. i had a lot of trouble with by in high school. math was my worst subjects i could never persuade the mathematics teacher that many of my answers were meant ironically. [laughter] and the texas state legislator pastor of resolution to change pi to
FOX News
Dec 9, 2012 3:30pm EST
problem is the myth surrounding this that the biggest that is it deregulation. john: 11 george bush? >> even earlier. ronald reagan and throughout the clinton era. john: george w. bush hired 86,000 more regulators. >> banking is one of the most regulated industries if not the most. the problem was not deregulation but we had a crisis caused by a massive industry in real-estate due to policies to seven everybody encouraged to take out a mortgage. there will intended. they crafted the bill. logic says this will protect us? >> dodd/frank does not end the bailout are too big to fail. john: all this? that is left in here and even encouraged because it implies some banks will be bailed out. >> right. when you say the bank is systemic you say it is an institution to big and important and critical to allow to be left 57 they have labeled them systemic. it shows what happens and white increases the risk. the big banks can borrow money more cheaply because they think the government will bail them out. >> creditors know they will not be bailed out if they fail so they give them money at it cheaper rate. >> jpmorgan chase pays $4 interest but the small bank pays $70 $0.50. they
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
, they're the words of a former white house counsel for george w. bush. he will join me coming up. >>> in the spotlight tonight, time for plan c. >> i just spoke to speaker boehner, and i also met with senator reid. i asked both members to protect unemployment insurance for two million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. that is and achievable goal. that can get done in ten days. once this legislation is agreed to, i expect democrats and republicans to get back to washington and have it pass both chambers. and i will immediately sign that legislation into law before january 1st of next year. >> today, house republicans passed a motion to adjourn until december 27th, that leaves speaker john boehner just four days to convince house republicans to support a deal to avert the fiscal curb, all while trying to preserve his speakership. >> last week i asked you if you were concerned about using your speakership. if you're not concerned, shouldn't you be? >> no, i'm not. and while we may have not been able to get the votes last night t
FOX Business
Dec 16, 2012 8:30am EST
this that the biggest that is it deregulation. john: 11 george bush? >> even earlier. ronald reagan and throughout the clinton era. john: george w. bush hired 86,000 more regulators. >> banking is one of the most regulated industries if not the most. the problem was not deregulation but we had a crisis caused by a massive industry in real-estate due to policies to seven everybody encouraged to take out a mortgage. there will intended. they crafted the bill. logic says this will protect us? >> dodd/frank does not end the bailout are too big to fail. john: all this? that is left in here and even encouraged because it implies some banks will be bailed out. >> right. when you say the bank is systemic you say it is an institution to big and important and critical to allow to be left 57 they have labeled them systemic. it shows what happens and white increases the risk. the big banks can borrow money more cheaply because they think the government will bail them out. >> creditors know they will not be bailed out if they fail so they give them money at it cheaper rate. >> jpmorgan chase pays $4 interest but the small bank pays $70 $0.50. they
KRON
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm PST
closure in the east bay ... get a bit of a reprieve. plus, former president george w bush .. weighs in on the state of immigration reform. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. moffett in national news... police in new york are questioning someone, after a man was pushed into the path of an oncoming subway train on monday. mary snow has new surveillance video of the incident.. and the angry reaction to how the story is being covered in the new york tabloids. this is on the cover of the new york post. the subway train apparently just seconds away from hitting the victim. investigators say, the man tried to pull()vo)á police are questi
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
. >> i never thought george w. bush would've become president. i did not expect republicans to win congress in 1994 until it was almost upon us. i certainly did not expect that six months earlier. a big mistake was to not take ronald reagan as seriously as i should have. granted, he was not the deepest president we ever had, when he was pretty effective in his own way. i did not take that seriously enough. a whole bunch of things. if you ask me for list, i could have a longer one. >> in 1991, the politics of the rich and poor, what led to that book? >> during the 1980's i had been a consultant to a succession of wall street firms. i would go-around and briefed their client on politics and so forth. i did not work for them, but i was a consultant. as i really got involved in the economics side and the financial side more than i had previously, i was seeing the beginnings of what became this huge buildup of wealth through the financialization of america. when i wrote the book, it was a pretty well-received book, but even that was just relatively hugenessg of the cutene of the money a
Univision
Dec 8, 2012 6:30pm PST
estados unidos en la isla de vieques en puerto rico, obligaron al presidente george w. bush obligar su salida. gracias al pacto clinton rossellÓ, un hecho que tuvo connotaciones nacionales, antes de la partida de la hr nada, muchos fueron detenidos por protesta. >>> pero quÉ ha pasado con la isla, desde la partida de la marina >>> con cÁmara en mano decidimos montarnos en este pequeÑo aviÓn que en 7 minutos nos transportÓ desde el puerto de skwaceiba a isla nena como se conoce, y en quien tramos una pintoresca calle que no se ha despegado del pasado >>> la salud de los habitantes es el tema mÁs importante, segÚn el Último estudio hecho por la universidad de puerto rico, hay incidencia de cÁncer 27 isla de >>> me operaron del cuello, me operaron en la pierna, me tenÍa problemas en los pecho js, la va de ellas han sufrido de cÁncer dices que nacieron >>> somos dos hijas con cÁncer, yo tengo apenas kum btengo 17 a >>> su madre responsabiliza a la enfermedad de sus hijas por los bombardeos de la marina en la otan, ellas alegan que contenÍan todo tipo de tÓxicos por eso es
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm PST
welcoming society at the same time. >> former president george w. bush is back arguing for a new way forward for republicans. is the g.o.p. finally ready tomorrow brace their former leader? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, and the factor begins right now. >> laura: hi everyone i i'm laura ingraham in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. back-to-work. that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. yesterday the obama administration announced that the president would cut short his hawaiian holiday to make one more attempt to work out a deal to overt the so-called fiscal cliff. in unison, his pals in the news media repeated this white house talking point. >> president obama cutting short his vacation in hawaii, heading back now to washington. that will happen tonight to work on the fiscal cliff deal. >> the looming fiscal cliff is forcing president obama to cut short his christmas vacation. >> president obama is cutting short his christmas vacation. he is leaving hawaii tonight so that he can be back in washington when congress reconvenes tomorr
Univision
Dec 20, 2012 6:30pm PST
manera el republicano george w. bush prohibiÓ los rifles de asaltos y luego el demÓcrata crlinton pro b bÍo bÍo prohibiÓ las armas chinas >>> esto no termina con el congreso, atentado contra la representante giffords vieron quÉ hacer, la sugerencia se dejaron. nuestra promesa a ustedes y al pueblo estadounidense es que no deja remos que el horror por esta masacre se termine, despuÉs de la matanza en 1989 tomÓ 5 aÑos para que el congreso aprobara la prohibiciÓn de armas de asalto. >>> ni el presidente ni el congreso han hecho nada en los pasados 4 aÑos, para co otro nt la violencia con armas de fuego y no es un tema en la campaÑa electoral, a esto el presidente o llama dijo que newtown fue una llamada de alerta, en washington lourdes m univisiÓn >>> funcionarios del departamento de estado admitieron en la comisiÓn de la relaciones exterior del senado, que se cometieron errores en el ta ataque de benghazi libia entre ellos estÁ el subsecretario william quien dijo la comisiÓn que debemos hacer lo mejor, la secretaria de estado hillary clinton hablarÁ en enero. >>> el asesina
Telemundo
Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
rris apoya porque dice iba criminales mas pigrosos sar --- george w. bush participo en una conferencia organizada en texas por su propia organizacion take vo para destacar los beneficios que los inmigrantes traen a la economia de los estados unidos... ---segun un libro publicado por dicha organizacion este pasado verano, los inmigrantes ayudan al crecimiento de la economia al aumentar la fuerza laboral llenando plazas muy especificas... topvo blanca ---maÑana, el servicio de inmigracion y ciudadania, estara realizando un foro comunitario cibernetico en el que usted puede participar via internet o por telefono. ---por medio del enlace publico se proporciona informacion valiosa que le ayuda a entender mejor el complejo sistema. take fs ---a partir de las 4 y media de la tarde usted puede conectarse a www. uscis. gov /live/enlace o tambien puede llamar al 888- 989-4980 con la contraseÑa "enlace". stop for open cesar -- hoy comparecio ante un juez el sospechoso de violar a una adolescente de oakland que habia estado extraviada por varios dias. blanca -- gary steven atkinson,
NBC
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
the 41st president, george h. w. bush has been in the hospital for more than a month with bronchitis buzz with admitted -- but was admitted to i see you after a fever. this is in guarded condition is and his doctors are optimistic. still to come, find out if there's any benefit to eating smaller, more frequent meals, in medical alert. >> a wind advisory still in effect across the majority of the state. looks like another snow potential on the way. clouds in place, 42 degrees downtown 339 at the airport. wind gusts up to 39. >> in our consumer alert, if you had a flight during the holiday season, there is a chance you got stuck in a long security checkpoint line 3 the tsa has launched a pilot program that lets travelers move to the plane without having to remove their shoes or take liquids out of their carry-on luggage. it is called managed inclusion. although you may not have to move any items, travelers must first get past bomb sniffing dogs and an aging trained to detect suspicious behavior. pizza hut is offering people disappointed with their christmas gifts a chance to receive a
FOX News
Dec 1, 2012 10:00pm PST
for comic relief, i go gangdom, and all of it after this. >> in 2004, george w. bush runs 44% of the latino vote. this year mitt romney got a measly 28%. if he had gotten even 35% he would have won the pop already vote, mitt romney, and maybe the presidential election. so for the first time it can be said conclusively, but probably not the last time, the latino vote was decisive in this election. bearing that in mind here is craig with the senior latino senator, bob menendez, democrat of new jersey. >> i think what was incredibly encouraging was to see a significant increase in latino turnout. >> senator men anyone des, -- menendez when you learned the latino vote was the decides factor in the leaks, what was your reaction? >> a coming of aim. -- coming of age, this community has grown so in the country. served in the armed forces of the united states over many, many wores, contributed economically, finally here was the constantly referred to sleeping giant awakening. >> the awakened giant was enormous. 71% of the vote. making the difference in states like florida, virginia, new
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 11:35pm EST
run for political office. president george h. w. bush issued a statement. >> general schwarzkopf never interest inrue office.for he often played down the label of hero. years, he seemed most proud of this work with children's charities. >> we will take you quickly to landover right now. shanahan is speaking. show us what he could do. i thought he stepped up and played at an exceptional level. wilson? you talk about all the pressure you unleashed romo. >> we had some outside blitz's and some inside the .... zes.lit you have to get to good timing. maybe we got him to throw a than heit earlier wanted to. >> the offense has grown. sometimes the defense was a undervalued. what the think about their growth? you do not win without playing great defense. you win as a team. , they played at a very high level. ok? thank you. >> that was mike shanahan, the head coach of the washington redskins, moments after the team won 28-18. >> they're having to the for the first time since 1999. a look at this. >> what the federal government thisit is not what makes unique, but how does, it does. did bu
Current
Dec 3, 2012 9:00am PST
last of george w. bush's presidency, the fiscal year goes -- federal spending rose by 17.9% from the 2.98 trillion to 2.52 trillion. in fiscal 2010, the first budget under obama spending fell 1.3% to $2.36 trillion. >> you say that like it's's good thing. i'm flabbergasted. >> who uses the word flabbergasted anymore? >> stephanie: john boehner. >> cracky. >> stephanie: the big surge in federal spending happens in fiscal 2009 before obama took office. the 2009 fiscal year which republicans count as part of obama's legacy, isn't that handy? brought on by george w. bush. >> flabbergasting. >> stephanie: it is like george w. bush ran over a pack of cub scouts drunk and barack obama shows up. look at what you did here. see what you presided over? >> shows up in the ambulance. >> look what you did! >> stephanie: oh my god. no i'm emt. it began four months before obama moved into the white house. the major spending decision in the 2009 fiscal year were made by george w. bush and the previous congress, just an fyi. >> flabbergasted. president thinks he's won an election or something. flabber
FOX
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
on a liquids only diet. his wife barbara and sons former president george w. bush and jeb bush have all been visitors to the hospital. >>> two law students were charged with crimes today for killing and decapitating an exotic bird in vegas, the two 24-year-old students are dustin and eric, police say on october 13th, the two attacked and killed a foul at the flamingo resorts wildlife attraction, today he was charged with felony animal killing, torture and cruelty, the other faces a misdemeanor charge, both are due back in court in february. >>> more severe weather on the east coast is bringing snow, freezing rain and strong winds and causing problems at airports across the country, heavy snow has been falling in new york, pennsylvania and new england states, airlines have cancelled flights because of the storm, leaving thousands of travelers stranded across the country, at last check 15 minutes ago bay area airports reported from problems related to the east coast storm. >>> we are getting an up close look at one of the 34 twisters that swept through the south, check this out, you c
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm PST
. the weekend before the election in 2000 when the revelation about george w. bush from when he was 30 years old in 1970s in the d you i, that came out, i think the friday before the election. and bush confronted it. he was at an event. i think in wisconsin said, you know, i have a quote here. i made some mistakes. occasionally drank too much and learned my lesson. i wondered this. i remember the 2000 campaign that george w. bush leading in the polls for october for the popular vote. the weekend before the election was bush would win the popular vote. could he win the electoral vote and then what happened was the opposite. gore won the popular vote. the supreme court assist, all that stuff. i wonder was this an example of good or bad damage control? do you look back and say there's doubts about bush and couldn't put them to rest? >> yeah. the episode itself documents that it's not a question of if something's going to come out but when something's going to come out, particularly a high profile person running in that campaign. maine is not las vegas. what happens in maine doesn't necess
Current
Dec 6, 2012 2:00am PST
united states under the ada. george w. bush, he was the one who passed the ada. this treaty was the brainchild of his son right? --george herbert walker bush was the brainchild and george w. bush was the brainchild of this treaty. >> eliot: that is what is astonishing, the heritage of the act and the treatry are in the republican party. it is actually perhaps the last vestige of the republican party as a voice for civil liberties and civil rights. you have both bush signing it, drafting it, and then it is astonishing that these nativist voices the fear of the united nations this paranoid sensibility that captures a few votes in the republican party prevent it from passing the senate that is supposed to be a batian of reason. you worked in the obama white house, does it shock you when lindsey graham stands up and votes against this. he's somewhat a respected member of the senate. >> nothing shocks me any more. the republican party has been moving away from disability for some time. when you look at other things that the congress has focused on medicaid, healthcare, the affordable car
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 2:00am PST
years old it adds up to a tough situation right now. >> george w. bush has visited his father twice. so has jeb bush. he spent the christmas day in the hospital. things are not going well but doctors remain cautiously optimistic. >> he's in a bad way, but the doctors believe that there is a path for him to recover from this and if we can get him to rally a little bit it's good but we are not there yet. >> he has been placed on a liquids only diet for the time being. >> hope he recovers. >>> now to an extreme weather alert another day of frightful weather awaiting some areas all across the northeast. 6 people have died in the christmas storm system that spawned blizzards sleet and rare tornadoes. causing this plow's tires to spin out. making matters worse gusty winds are redistributing snow back on to the roads. >> in the state of ohio a lot of drivers are complaining about zero visibility. they are doing their best to stay on the roads and keep away from other cars. >> i have seen ten cars in an accident. i saw a lexus go into a ditch. i saw a semi-truck jackknife. all kinds of stuff. >
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am PST
clinton in '92, they could say he only got 43% of the vote. so the explanation was george w. bush gave conservatism a bad name with reckless spending, too many compromises with democrats, bailouts, all this sort of thing. and so the answer was we have to reclaim conservative purity. that means opposing the democrats, opposing obama. that spirit, you can still see it. >> it is such an important point and it goes to something ben was saying in the last segment, which is the notion of legitima legitimacy. you're talking about the legitimacy of a democratic victory and the legitimacy of the democrat republicans who are held responsible. how many republican primaries they were involved with. christina donel beat mike castle. rand paul beat trey grayson. we had shang angle beat sue louden. those were all in 20 10. i don't read the list to bore you. >> but i'm bored. succeeded. >> it's a long list which goes against one of the mistakes that the traditional press has made in covering this which is covering this as a republican versus democrat story, a conservative versus obama story which, rea
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2012 9:00pm PST
nominees. then clinton named his within 30 days. in 2004 it was president george w. bush. and within eight days of being re-elected. president obama, the 44th president. so far 44 days, and counting. it has been 44 days since the election and he has not named a single nominee for his single term cabinet. why is that? nobody knows, but republicans seem to be psyched about it. it may be the term you are looking for is invalid. susan rice was only a rumor, nothing official, but republican criticism forced her to take her name out of consideration for the secretary of state job appear there were able to stop that before it even happened. former republican senator chuck haegle come on, they are trying to shut that down as well before it even happens. even though chuck is himself a former republican senator. it was up to the white house, who has not even nominated him yet, to defend him today. the had to defend a nominee even before they have named him. this president has already waited longer than any president in living memory to name anybody to the second-term cabinet. republicans clear
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 10:00am PST
go, george w. bush speaking at the dallas fed last night about immigration. >> not only do immigrants help build our economy, they invigorate our soul. america can be a lawful society and a welcoming society at the same time. as our nation debates the proper course of action relating to immigration, i hope we do so with a benevolent spirit and keep in mind the contribution of immigrants. >> it's a very interesting reminder. jeb bush, of course, has been very outspoken but there is a different wing of the republican party. >> we george w. bush talk about taking a softer line on immigration the day after republicans in the senate refused to ratify a treaty on discrimination against disabled people. those are two different courses for the republican party and i see one thing that strikes me, you have george w. bush here, robert dole, another former presidential nominee on the floor of the state. the party is moving on. these are not the most powerful voices in the party. the speeches we heard yesterday from marco rubio and paul ryan are i think more influential when trying to
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
once called george w. bush el diablo is not doing well after cancer surgery. the vice president addressed the nation, his face grim and voice cracking and he said, president hugo chavez made it through a, quote, difficult, delicate six-hour operation in of all place, cue about. that's the fourth surgery since last year. chavez won a new term, six-year term as president. officials say he might not be well enough to return from cuba in time for next month's inauguration. >>> a man who brought weapons for a drug cartel during operation fast and furious is going to prison. a judge sentenced avila to more than four years behind bars for buying the guns. investigators later found two of avila's rifles at the scene where the border patrol agent brian terry died in a shootout back in 2010. fast and tour yours was a sting intended to follow guns from the united states to the cartels. the feds failed to track some of those weapons and brian terry's family now reminding people that the government's actions had real consequences. william lajeunesse is live in our west coast news hub this af
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Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
137. bill clinton, 167. george w. bush, 173. and then president obama through november 5 2012, i guess the day of the election, had 311 -- 3 10789 why such a jump between president carter and president obama? is it just the cost of running these campaigns? is it television ads? writes all this money going if guest: it's a very good question. if you want to understand what presidents do, you have to think about what the rules of the system are that incentivize their action. so the rise in fundraising is really a story about the consequence of campaign reform. if you want to empty your let to a presidential candidate, you could give them $25,000. over the last few decades, campaign costs have exploded. the rational is that -- rationale is that we want to have small amount offense money to limit corruption or the appearance of corruption. so the idea is if i can only get a certain amount of money from you, and every person i know, i'm not going to be behold on every certain but with rising president costs, the president is spending more time raising more and more money. the other pi
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Dec 23, 2012 2:45pm EST
-span 2. >> they are just necessary to restore economic health. president george w. bush who wrote the forward to the book makes opening remarks. this is about 45 minutes. [cheers and applause] >> thank you all for coming. so when we have an event like this a year from now, as nice as harlan's operation is, i think would be a place you really like on the smu campus. thank you for your house italic t. it's a pretty good interim step. i want to thank a soldier turner at smu, president of the united states. with the bush center -- the provost and vice president are here with their spouses. were fortunate to be associated with smu. our relationship has exceeded our expectations. i hope we've exceeded yours. we are very much involved in action oriented programs. want to be known as the thing tank. i want to be known as an action oriented place that can make a difference in the world. i want to thank you all for having faith in us when we first convince you to support the bush center on the smu campus. laura and i just got back from a boy, and the nba. we went over there because at the bush
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
has gotten visits from his son, former president george w. bush and former florida governor jeb bush. >>> we are on storm watch tonight even though it's mostly dry in the bay area right now. there's a winter storm warning in the sierra. it's not keeping people from flocking to the sierra. ken? >> reporter: right now you can see a touch of snow coming down here. it slowed in the past hour or so. we're at the nyack gas station just off interstate 80. interstate 80 at least it to this point is -- least to this point is relatively degree clooer but is relatively clear now. a semi truck had to back down just for a slope that small, about a foot. we made the drive up here. it took us a couple of hours just to get here. it was a long, slow drive. it was not that people had to chain up or simply because the chain control was in effect. the long at times, 10 mile long back-up on interstate 80 east and west had more to do with the holiday. >> things are going very good with the weather and all the plow trucks and all of our graders, blowers, everything's going, our big problem right now i
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Dec 7, 2012 1:00am PST
george w. bush. after the tax cut obviously it's going to do much better. let's see how that goes. what? after the second tax cut in 2003 a dramatic dive down in the economy. when you look at this, it is obvious when the republicans say hey, if you do tax cuts, it creates jobs, we have a long record of that not being the case. when they say if you increase taxes, oh, you're going to destroy jobs, what are you doing? we have a long record of that not being the case. but none the less, i want to go back one more time to christopher cox in 1993. here was his prediction what would happen to the economy if we cut taxes: >> cenk: wrong again cox. so, they were wrong before, they're wrong again today. and then, i've got to give credit to the reverend al sharpton who made an excellent point the other day in a blog posting. he said we're talking about shared pain, but wait a minute, we didn't get any of the benefit of those recovers: >> cenk: and he's only 100% right in that. look at this. in 2010, when we had a recovery, did you and i recover? no! the top 1% got 93% of all the income gains duri
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Dec 3, 2012 10:00pm EST
when you dig deep into the poll, americans trust the senate more than the house by a mere 4 percent margin. it's a pretty sad state of affairs. lawmakers are even in the same conversaon. that's my "2 cents more." that's it for tonight on "the willis rport." thank yoforjoining this. have a great night. as youread pecker tomor ♪ lou: good evening. republicans say no talks on the budget are scheduled, and there has been no progress at all and avoiding the fiscal glove. the white house plan is just the opposite, that progress is being made toward a bipartisan agreement. there is no dispute about the fact that we are now 28 days frrm going over the fiscal cliff with no talks taking place between either side and more troubling, no talks scheduled between the president and house speaker. we take all of this up here tonight with former special assistant to president george w. bush, veten democratic politicos strategist and republican pollster. president obama issued a warning to syrian leader declaring there will be consequences if syria uses chemical weapons on its own people. the president's steered clear of defining those consequens. egis political crisis is widening cajon. a general strikeo protest the presence unrestricted new powers. in this country's hospits that deadly new bacteria that is more than just drug-resistant, it is draw prevent spreading. just how high is that this book of? we begin tonight with the fiscal clef which produced more far spent progress rejecting the speaker of the house cla that no progress is being made >> the house speaker said on fox news sunday right now i would say we are nowhere in terms of the fiscal cliff negotiations. does the president agree? >> no, he does not. you saw secretary geithner over the weekend on aaoth sunday shows very clearly express the president's poition, talk about the proposals the president has put forward and express our belief that there has been progss and that we an achieve a bipartisan agreement. lou: the president has not spoken to the house speaker about a resolution to the fiscal cleft cents late night phone call last wednesday. instead dispatching treasury secrary timothy geithner did last thursday to present a plan that the speaker deed not serious. here is his response to the negotiations that have largely taken place through the media. >> flabbergasted. he can't be serio. i've never seen anything like it seven weeks between election day and the end of the year. and three of those weeks have been wasted with this nonsense. lou: the speaker, an absence of actual conversation or anything resembling negotiations sent a letter to the president with the republican counteroffer which included $800 billion in new revenue through tax reform, closing loopholes and deductions instead of raising rates. 1 trillion in spending cuts to including health care reforms such as raising the medicare retirement age and limiting the cost of living adjustments for social security recipie. meanwhile, a brand new poll dismisses the president's claims of a mandate to raise taxes. a survey of 800 obama voters split right down the metal on the political ppll on how they want obama to cut the deficit. 41 percent responded in far of spending cuts. 41 percent of respondents saying they favor tax increases. the white house says it will offer a counteroposal to house speaker proposal. saying that unless he ccepts tax increases on the rich the president is willing to go over the cliff. let's get straight to the politics of these developments and the rhetoric and possible economic impact of failureto resolve the issues. joining as, former spia assistant to president george w. bush, a veteran political consultant and republican pollster. let's tart, if i may, with you. do you think both sides right now are seriously ready to go over the cliff? >> i think the preside i very ready because they arereading into this election last month a mandate that i simply don't see. the president got 15 million americans to vote against him which fail to produce any type of meaningful budget in his democratic controlled snate. we are at the disco club because of the president's inability to ev a single-day tackle entitlement reform and take it seriously talk about tax reform instead of tax hike so i think the way to have honest good faith initiations is to come to the table closer together. lou: before we restructure negotiations that act have not taken place, the republican side of the issue? and other republicans ready to go over the cliff? >> probably becau they know that president -- they know that the president is not serious about anything but taxing the rich. lou: so to be clear republicans d all of this are pure an noble and the democrats are crass and political. is that right? >> partisan poppycock. political motives are clear. force the republicans on the ads, making shut down the government, make them look bad, recreate 1995 which i participated in. you make it look bad and you get a shot to take back the house d create american public opinion to work for you. >> and the country goes bankrupt thank you for being hones >> i'm not wting policy, nor am i policy person, but i do understand. this is an attempt under this president to ensure that the republicans look as bad as they have never looked. lou: the republicans, this is a direct attack. and to elements of the dna of the republican party one is low taxes and secondly, it is a sense of fiscal rudence and responsibility. if they play it is entirely wrong they could have both of those elements of their dna strips from tthem. >> that is rght. the thing i worry about is the republics seem to negotiates themselves. they blew an opportunity to frame this issue to the american people. when you had the senate minority leader, and laugh when he heard about the proposal, if i were him i would have come out and said, you know what, this administration wants to usurp the constitttion of the united states and take away the ability of congress to control the purse string they are not serious, not negotiating in goodfaith and years the republican proposal. lou: you mentioned that this president was emboldened. just for the record, dismissing any idea of a mandate as a result of that election. the president himself has chosen to resurrect an idea. but the issue here, these republicans have lost two presidential elections a row. theseerepublicans right now looked as though they are utterly flummoxed by the strategy and the actions and their rhetoric of this white house. is there anyone in the republicanart who is going to be able to stand up and carry a clear, crystal clear message to the american people that they're working for them, not for small business, big business, and not for some st of archaic concept of the republican party but rather a party that is embracing 2012. >> yes, but to move toward they ought to look at 2010. because 2008 -- 2006, eight, and 12 were terrible for republicans. what was the message? i spoke to the three works fine people in washington yesterday from all over the country. i said i will give any of your million bucks if you get some new what the republican message was in 2006. i kept my money. i give you a dollar if you continue with the republican message was in 2010. all about puuhing back against cessiveinterests of expansive expensive government over reached in the guise of tarp and stimulus and obamacare. here we are again. they know o they are. >> a party of social issues cannot make its of a party of economics. they are completely stuck in the middle, and obama holds the cards. if they take the wrong but they lose and if they take the right pose the lose. of their patriotic into what is right they lose. very difficult position to be in >> but you are admitting that this is about tactics. [talking over each other] >> i am not a brain surgeon. i am a political person. that's what i do. lou: i ove i when you are modest. >> modesty becomes you. this is wher i think republicans have an opportunity to lead. they need to be clear, concise, and say -- lou: if i made, who in the replican party is capable of carrying out -- >> there are a number of them. republicans need to find somebody. lou: he could not carry his own state. let me finish. i really want to have less serious discussion here tonight. who among the republican leaders and i would like you to name names, has the capacity and at the same time as he recites as many people i would like you to explain why they are not up rallying a republican party from the locals, districts and communities and municipalities to the national campaign. >> well, for one -- lou: it should be had. >> one individual who should released about the place you can do tis is my old boss, governor of ohio, chairman of the house budget committee. lou: he just lost his state in a national election. >> romney lost the state. the unemployment rate in ohio has gone down was due to polies. >> sorry about thse governors. they have made there stay solvent. but loo. -- [talking over each other] >> if i may. my heart is filled with excitement. i am so excited as i hear you tell me how good things are at the state level. there are governors out there. there are state legislatures, 26 of them controlled by republicans. i am not suggesting that the republican party has disappeared i am suggesting that national leaders to deal with the white house in a campaign structur@ that is still campaigning relentlessly after inning presidential election -- >> the speaker has not buckled. he said la land. lou: di he say lolland all by himself? >> this is serious. here is what we can do. here is what we want to do. take the politics out of it. they'd be partisan is this right now. a high probability they can come to a deal or ook like heroes. if they try to make this work there will be in very serious trouble for some time to come. >> stop talking about 2016. i want to hear about 2013. we need one solid message and the multitude of messengers. lou: it's going to look lousy. >> real trouble. >> that is exactly right. u: much more on the state of the fiscal cliff in the nion next contagion, a deadly outbreak of a bacterium that is not drug-resistant. so far is a drug-proof. it is attacking our nation's health carefacilities. health officials fr it could spread to the general population . dr. mark siegel joins us in moments. disco closed fallout. is president obama not serious? surely the leaderswould not play games that co result in a ten per -- 10% of the plumber rate, recession, and a massive wall street sell-off. a wall street veteran joins us next. with the fidelity stock screener, you can try strategies from independent experts and see wh criteria they use. such as a 5% yield on dividend-paying stocks. then you can customize the strategies and narrow down to exactly ose stocks you want to follow. i'm mark allen of fidelity investments. the expert strategies feature is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you opean account. now we ed a little bit more... 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[ male announcer ] humana. ♪ ♪ lou: the uncertainty over the fiscal cliff, conflicting economic reports giving investors headaches and upset stomachs, at least some of them. to make sense of it all, wall street legend joins us and just moments. first, let's take a look and what caused all of the tanks in the "moneyline" tonight. unexpected weakness, an absence of leaders in washington creating anxiety, some volatility. adelle opening the month with a 60-point loss, s&p dropping, nasdaq eight, trading right on th average from monday, 3 billion shares traded on the big board. is in manacturing index of thing lows, declines in employment new orders, and exports. offsetting that negative news, construction spending moved higher. automakers posting strong sales performance is in the month as well. the government ten year notes slipping, the yield rising. continued that trading on wall street. obviously causes, nervous investors and traders with the dow hitting its low of the session just saw two minutes after the speer said his proposal to the white house. to give us his analysis of what is happening in this market, to assess threats and positives for investors and to all those whose nerves are frayed and particularly what looks like a very large game of liar's, today we are joined by michael holland, president of hlland fund. >> great to be here. lou: there seems to be some considerableattention beginning to be pai by investors to what is happening and washington. wh is your sense of the level of anxiety right now? >> interesting a loof the viewers are interested in the mark. to the extent that there is no liquidity in the market because a lot of people are watching and have not ben as stock-market since the crash or for tha. lou: a highly intelligent audience by definition. >> by definition. that means that even a little bit of news, positive or negative as a very large amplifying effect on the marketplace. in addition to that i am not going to make a joke of this. the computerized trading has an impact as well. some of these computers actually trade of headline so it increases even the -- at this point i think a lot of people who actually still pay attention and are still on the market, and there are not too many of them. as people do not believe that these people in washington are so stupid tha they are actually going to do this. lou: one of the longest offending. >> i went. i went. so at the end of the date they don't think it is going to be a fiscal cliff issue. it think it will get toether and did a short-term thing. if that does not happen there have been some market people the say that would probably be a good thing if there when of the fiscal cliff. it is a disaster. the rating agencies said they would downgrade credit. and the people are n going to be. >> the last time i recall a downgrade the result was a rally in the bond market and about a ten. move over the short term in the equities marrket. >> yes. lou: so was talking with a feow the other night, measure of success in his career making decisions on equities and companies. he says he thinks the fiscal cliff is so overstated as to be insured. >> without a question in the minority of those i know. >> on the tax side of it is overstated. there is no question. a little the taxes they are talking bout. no one likes to pay more taxes, but the effect on the market, the things that are being proped woulde overstated. i don't think a downgrading by the credit agencies is factored into pple's thinking. so that part of it, if they do something that makes the credit agencies, all of them in unison downgrade as to something elow think about this, that is not a good thing. that disturbs the markets. lou: so and other smart people watched, the speaker off fumbled through his rhetoric to say how tough he is and how resolute the white hose will be in all of this. the reaction is in the markets, if it goes another couple of weeks. >> people are saying we are all idiots. people who don't have anything to do with washington and we have to live in places where we are the safest. the debt market or the equities market, particularly the equities market. china, germany, the u.s. they can survive these crazy politicians. lou: tell important. what do you think we can expect? >> far less significance than it has in the past several quarters. in addition peoplpay less attention to it. lou: and the strength. >> i'm going togiie you a very positive thing. the housing industry in the u.s. is absolutely turned around. china istrying back. so you have three major underpinnings well these idiots are doing what they're doing. lou: okay. as always to agree to talk to you. at the box office, vampires in love. james bond with a slow holiday weekend. entertainment twilight finale pulli in 17 million. tops of the box office. the twilight saga breaking don part two has mad more than $700 million worldwide. the latest bond flick making another 17 million. pulled in just about 870 million wodwide. the richest total ever in this series. coming in third. thirteen and a half million dollars for the weekend. up net, the fiscal cliff. a proposal of his own. the president. what does he think? is it a joke? we will take it up with michael ramirez in just a moment. is our population at risk? a super bug now plaguing this nation's health care facilities. we are joined to assess the threat and the prospects or a public-health response next. ♪ lou: we do not want to the frightened or concern anyone with these new reports but we think the responsibility braise it to you. the reports of hospits with in at has been a very quiet battle against a deadly super bug that is resistant to most of not t all antibiotics. at this deadly bacteria has been reported and hospitals and nursing homes across 42 states in this country. a growing fear is that they could make it way into the neral population. joining us now to help us assess what is happening here, a level of the threat and the possible responses by the medical science community, fo news senior medical contributor has written extensively about and mx and this has the prospects of becoming one. first off, good to have you with us. >> good to see you. lou: cre stands for something that i could not possibly pronounced. >> it unds very foreboding and mysterious and deadly, which is. lou: and it is so deadly and it is spreading. the original report, when we first saw the report. and i want to give them credit for that. the idea that this drug is absolutely drug proved to all non antibiotics, is that truly the case? >> not entirely. each time you see this there is occasionally an antiotic that actually can be used against it, but often this 25, 26 antibiotics tested against this but n't work. and tuallyit is good to talk about this because it is a symptom of what is wrong with the current situation in medicine are we see people sicken a i see you. we throw a very powrful antibiotic got them, something like merope n.m., which is what fun talking about. lou: the last line of defense. >> right. and the bacteria makes millions and millions of colonies. it sees this drug and over time will develop resistance. th particular resistance was developed back in 201, but it has been spreading. they bring it to a nursing home. it is hard totrack it. lou: to this point crt has not been found. >> id is not yet in the communities. we saw that. it ended up in the gym. worried about that here. 40 percent. 40 percent. lou: a comparable disease. >> to give you an idea, you don't see that with hiv or tuberculosis. the biggest problem from a business point of view is that the drug companies don't have an incentive to try to find to give the antibiotics to kill this. even giant said ue every day. mething like this you only would use if you had the deadly bacteria, so it is not profitable for a drug compann to even, but the solution to this problem. they try to mop up they don't have any. no antibiotics out there were all the time against this, and it is going. lou: and there is no drug in the pipeline. >> no drug in th pipeline. you heard me say efore in the current climate under obamacare the pipelines are starting to dry. this is not going to be solved easily, and it is growing. the centers for disease control are conerned about this particular venture area. lou: the infectious disease society, one or more drugs lled. 100,000 hospital patients every year and costs the health care system more than $34 billion ch and every year. tragedy in the nfl. what drives a professional athlete to murder and suicide? 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[splash! ♪ lou: our next guest says presidt obama see democracy as a form of social inequality. in a recent cartoon he draws a young barack obama at the blackboard. government. joining us, a pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist. he is a two-time pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist senior editor with investors business daily. great to have you with us. be appreciated so much. i loveyour cartoons, and i would nt to adjust, if wemay, go to a few more f them to get your remarks. i want to first it your idea of what you think of the fiscal cliff. you have tough find this to be rich father. >> absolutely. i always suggest, but the best tag riders in the world work for politicians. this white hse is giving me plenty of fodder forcurtains. and it is funny to think about these events, but a very traumatic and seious. they avoid the fiscal clff. we are talking about over $607 billion worth of money taken out of the economyext year. lou: i just want to put up the next cartoon that we have. it matters not which one you select. but this is one of my favorites. the debt commission saying it is verydifficult. is very complicated and then cut spending. i don't think you could have cut better on to the essence of the issue. the absurdity creating obstacles to that resolution in washington d.c. >> but the problem here is that frankly there is a fine and out capital that can be used up their divided either in the private sector which reates businesses and jobs and federal revenue or given to the government which is just a bureaucracy and creates nothing but bureaucratic management. if you look atthe last gop congress and the expenditures, about two and half trillion dollars and now the president's proposals are about 4 trillion in spending with deficits and increased. it is the economy. lou: it trly is. and i want to also if we may put up the cartoon. we do this very elegantly here. please put up the cartoon. the envelope. i just wanted to see that. it is great. the corner from the nation of achievement, minstream america usa to the nation of entitlement . i mean, that s to meet not only with the committee is brilliant. can we put that back up? i want to show you something. some might mess in that cartoon. if you look at the stamp in the upper right, and $0.0. it is a food stamp. i have to say, we are looking at a president who is willing, as you know, an assistant on $82 billion of tax increases on thso-called wealy, the top@ 2%. and that is going to amount to just about nine days, almost nine days a lot bring the federal government's. more and more absurd proportions >> it really is absurd. when you think about it, the deficits cast, ove a trillion dollars for the next four years. freckly this will add $80 billion a year. it i nonsense. it is a parody of reality, and the blood is not responsible about their duty is being fiscal managers for the united states. when you think about that, $20 trillion in four years. if you paid off a dollar a second you'rtalking about 670,000 years to pay is tough. the response is impractical, and when you look at the biggess growth which is entitlements and think about the dynamic shift in the demographics, people are getting older, living longer, the costs attributed to that with less workers, our population is not growing at much to mike catastrophic. if they don't do something realistic to curb spending problem. lou: as of tonight it looks like there is nothing ralistic going on in washington d.c. imagine that. it is great to talk with you. i hope he will come back soon and often. amazing, as you saw. editorial cartoonist. up next ralph nader headlines a triumvirate of angry liberals over the weekend. we will have that straight ahead.3 up tomorrow former ways and means committee chairman, fox is military analyst with a new book. among ou guests. stay with us now. the dow's doctors ginside the mind of an nfl player turned killer. by acid reflux disease. osteoporosis-related bone fractures and low magnesium levels have been seen with nexium. rhea, and abdominal pain. other serious stomach conditions may still exist. talk to your doctor about nexium. lou: senior u.s. officials have beg moving its chemical weapons over recent days. president obama arning syrian president against using those weapons. >> today i want toake it absolutely clear, the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make that tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences, and you will be held accountable. lou: president obama stops short of saying what steps the united states would take for the regime to cross the so-called redline. battling anti-government rebels for two years. more than 40,000 people a been killed in the fight. angry liberals out in full force over the weekend. among them former five time presidential candidate liberal activist ralph nader same president obama is worth divorce then president bush. he does not r with the part and his speech in charlotte and the democtic national convention, the most politically suffer speech, more aggressive. he has basically stated that he has th authority to kill an american citizen or citizens anywhere in the world if he suspects them of trouble. lou: after a university profsor compared republican lawmakers abiding by the grover norquist anti-tax pledge as seditious and treasonous. up next in nfl star murders his girlfriend, takes his own life in front of his coach and general manager. but le him -- was led him to those acts? 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"the insider." before "entertainment tonight." you're 100% right. check it out. i made a prediction. see if they air that. that is it for "the five." thank you for watching, everyone. see you tomorrow. ♪ ♪ >> bret: this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier in washington. the person thought to be at the top of president obama's short list, to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state, has taken herself out of the running. united nations ambassador susan rice has been under withering assault from the republicans over her response to september terror attack in benghazi, libya. get the latest from the chief white house correspondent ed henry. good evening. >> good evening. this is a dramatic shift. the president caving on someone who he really wanted to install as the next secretary of state. i'm told by the top democrats he has been agonizing over this, privately in recent days because he wanted to give her this promotion. we know in the first post election news conference the president very aggressively defended susan rice against the attacks from republicans on the hill. over whether or not she misled the public about benghazi. saying i have every confidence he is can serve our country now and years in come. we reported earlier today this the top democrats tell me they believe that susan rice is a contender to become the national security advisor here at the white house. the key that she would not need senate confirmation for the post. rice noting to letter to the president potential filibuster from republicans we cannot afford irresponsible distraction from the most pressing issues facing the american people. the likely pick for secretary of state is senator john kerry. there are some democrats on capitol hill tonight worried that republican scott brown could take that open senate seat if in fact john kerry steps down. but this white house tonight made a bigger political calculation. they could not start off with a bloody battle over benghazi. >> bret: busy night at the white house. other news as well. >> just in the last hour, speaker john boehner came over here. it was rather quickly that this came together. he is behind closed doors right now with the president, talking about the fiscal cliff. this may be a last ditch attempt to try to get a deal. >> president obama was not fretting about the fiscal cliff as he strolled to a holiday party, joking with fox news about the warm weather and expressing hope about a deal. >> it's a work in propro gress. >> speaker boehner not so hopeful. >> it's this issue. spending. he rails against what he claims is not enough spending cut in the proposal and slammed the push for executive powr to raise the debt ceiling something that the democrats never would have given former president george w. bush. >> do you think there is any chance senator obama would have done that? zero. congress is never going to give up our ability to control the purse. >> new fox poll suggests the public wants spending reigned in, with 4% saying the federal government provides too many services. only 20% says too few services, 25% says the right amount. yet, the talks are now so far off-track a senior democrat tells fox at private dinner on wednesday, senate majority leader harry reid told colleagues he believes getting a major deal to avoid the fiscal cliff by christmas is almost impossible. so unless there is a dramatic last-minute agreement by the president and speaker that includes the tax and spending changes momentum is gaining around a plan "b," in which the house passes a senate bill to extend the middle class tax cuts to allow the taxes to go up on the rich and leaves the spending fight to next year. >> in case of emergency, the house should break the glass. house speaker ought to allow the republicans to vote on extending tax cuts for 98% of the american people. that would deal with chunk of the so-called fiscal cliff. >> while the white house has been confident the president has the upper hand, a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll suggests otherwise. asks who gets the blame if washington goes off the cliff? 19% said the president and democrats. 24% said republican. and 56% said they would be equally do blame. >> now the president just did a series of local tv interviews to put more pressure on john boehner and the republicans. in one of the interviews he said look, he has cut $1 trillion in spending. he is willing to do in the president's words a lot more. he still wants a big deal in the neighborhood of $4 trillion. we'll see if he and the speaker behind closed doors can get there. bret? >> bret: more on susan rice. and the fiscal cliff with the panel. but before we let you go, ed, what is the news about the president's new cabinet? there is news about that. >> chuck hague the former republican senator is now the leading contender for defense secretary. leon panetta expected to step down soon. the bottom line, he and the president met behind closed doors at the white house earlier in month. he served with the president and the senate and vice president biden in the senate and i'm told behind the scenes biden is pushing this hard. we have could see a kerry-hagel new national security team and possibility of susan rice moving over to the national security advisor, bret? >> bret: thank you. just got word speaker boehner just left the white house as we were talking. there is a conflicting information if the star witness will answer questions week from today and herridge has more on the uncertainty surrounding hillary clinton. first, reaction on capitol hill to the withdrawal of ambassador rice. good evening. >> good evening. >> leading republican critics of ambassador rice say they respect her decision. they remain focused on identifying the facts behind the benghazi attack. also tonight, the republican chair of the house intelligence committee said he believed there was gross negligence on behalf of the state department when it came to provide security for ambassador stevens. >> there was a serious security threat. they did not make the right decision to secure the ambassador himself and all kind of evidence of all sorts leading up to that conclusion. >> two congressional committees one chaired by the democratic senator john kerry say secretary of state hillary clinton will publicly testify a week from today on the benghazi terrorist attack, the state department officials told reporters they could find the internal investigation known as the accountability review board or the arb isn't finished. >> again, the hill talked about planning date on the calendar. that presumes that the arb is finished. i don't a schedule of the secretary to announce here. it is dependent on events between now and then. >> on capitol hill in closed classified briefings on the status of the investigation lawmakers were told it's slow going because the militia, not the libyan government control benghazi. not getting in specifics the leading democrat characterized the progress as limited. >> there is more to do. investigation is not complete. this is ongoing process. but they compound the facts now. >> new fox poll show wide margin americans think president obama should have sent u.s. troops to to stop the 9/11 terror attac attack. americans are divided over the administration handling the attack with slim majority believing it amounts to coverup. earlier in week, one republican said the f.b.i. yet to interview suspect held by the tunisia authorities since third week of october. >> why are we not doing everything in our power to investigate events in benghazi that killed four americans? >> a second suspect was killed in a raid in late october on this cairo neighborhood. and the third publicly known suspect is now held by egyptian authorities. attorney general eric holder defended the criminal investigation. >> there are a range of other things that we are doing with regard to benghazi incident that we don't talk about. >> earlier today, republican congressman claimed the state department blocked his effort to meet with the benghazi survivor saying he doesn't know who are where they are. fox news reviewed the regulation to cover the state department investigation. it does suggest there is no obligation to provide the entire report to congress once it's finished, bret? >> bret: we will continue to follow it all. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> bret: questions tonight about how successful north korea's satellite launch really is. u.s. officials say there are indications that the north koreans may not have complete control over that satellite. that while it remains in orbit, it's tumbling. south korean authorities say everything is fine with the satellite. syria's most important and powerful ally russia is conceding. president bashar assad is losing control of his country. bomb blast near a school in damascus killed at least 16 people today. it was a domestic suburb. the state news agency says half of them were women and children. government blames terrorists. it's named for rebels. one american killed and three wounded when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked the main military base in southern afghanistan. it came after nightfall at a gate that provides access to military side of the kandahar airfield. back at home, there are serious questions about whether the national labor relations board has lost its way or perhaps embarked on a new course. correspondent doug mckelway on a group that is supposed to be all about fairness. >> the national labor relations board, the federal agency tapped with protecting employees from unfair management or the union practices has become a biased advocate for big labor. that blunt assess in the a report released today by chairmachairman isa. >> they are supposed to be a neutral arbitrator and have a firewall between the judges and is representative as a plaintiff. >> it's an appeals court. they have a prosecutor type of role and five-member board has a jury role. a court of law forbid the two from communicating about pending cases. the committee reveal such ex parte communication. some dealing with the boeing plant in south korea and halt production of the 787 dreamliner. in one e-mail, the associate general counsel praises the press release stating that hooray for the red, white, blue. in another r acting to the boeing intention to fight the complaint, nlrb attorney write let the games begin. in another, the nlrb head of public affairs writes to the acting general council worried she made the machinist union mad. all forbidden under the national relations act. >> we need to look at the about and the pronexts that used to be -- protections that used to be there and make the ex parte communication a rule violation to a criminal violation. >> asked by fox news to respond to the release of today's report, head of nlrb public affairs wrote thank you for forwarding the committee report. we weren't aware of it and don't have comment at in time. three of the five nlrb board members with deep ties to big labor recess appointed to the one-year terms and did not undergo scrutiny of senate advice and consent. with the adjournment of the 112th congress days away the opportunity arises for president obama to make more recess appointments. >> bret: thanks. one of the president's big fans wants to put people who are not fans in the slammer. that is later in the grapevine. up next, the president environmental enforcers find a way to get democrats upset. ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized 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well-known conservative filed a federal lawsuit against the epa earlier in year, which was joined by the democratically controlled fair fax county board of supervisors who despite the political differences with kuchinelli agree what they are proposing is illegal. they will land in federal court on friday where the epa says its plan is in harmony with the broader purposes of the clean water act including congress' objective to protect the physical and biological integrity of water and reducing the water quality impact of storm water. so the democratic officials signed on to the lawsuit say allowing the epa to move forward with the plan would grant the agency sweeping new regulatory power over private property. critics say it's all hype. >> there are no possibilities of homes being removed in the process. they are going to gin up the opposition through the effort. >> they are asking for injunction to block the entire plan. >> bret: thank you. tomorrow is the deadline for states to say they will run the own health surance exchanges. so far, 15 agreed to do so. that could leave the federal government on the hook to set up exchanges in two-third of the country. government funded healthcare has a short history in this country but it's piling up huge bills for future generations to pay. tonight, the chief national correspondent jim angle looks at the past, present and future of medicare spending. >> the baby boom generation of the 1950s is getting older and living long sore the cost of federal programs for seniors is soaring. >> medicare costs risen more dramatically than social security over the years and probably the single biggest driver of federal deficit going forward. >> our healthcare retirement programs are literally eating us alive. the combination of medicare and other entitlement programs and insurance is as large as what we raise in the total federal revenue. >> other revenue from defense to infrastructure will be funded with borrowed money. seniors pay premiums for some of the programs it's not enough to cover the cost. federal budget covers any shortage. the shortage will be huge. >> both parts of medicare are going to exceed taxes and incoming premium contributions by $20 trillion over the next 75 years. >> the first year after it was created under johnson in 1965, the program spent $3 billion. even after medicare was well underway in 1970, it only spent $7 billion a year. now it's more than $560 billion a year. and the number of seniors is exploding. in 1966, just after creation, some $19 million people were immediate beneficiaries, by 1990, it climbed to $34 million. the year 2000 almost $40 million. now more than $50 million. and growing. huge burden for those still paying taxes. >> right now there are three workers for every beneficiary. we are headed to two workers for every beneficiary. large burden to hold. >> analysts say the savings are impair tev and they say no more changes after mr. obama cut medicare by $716 billion, which the democrats call savings. >> get back to medicare. and lengthen the strength for at least a decade. as well as increasing benefits now. we have addressed entitlements. >> the trust fund for the hospital cost runs out of official money in 20424 so it has to be changed to be saved. bret? >> more on that in a series next week. jim, thank you. still ahead could this be the next penn state? the head of a huge fraternal organization is accused of child sexual assault. years ago, my doctor told me to take a centrum silver multivitamin every day. i told him, sure. can't hurt, right? then i heard this news about a multivitamin study looking at long-term health benefits for men over 50. the one they used in that study... centrum silver. that's what i take. my doctor! he knows his stuff. 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[ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with uimited talk and text. by htc for $49.99. >> bret: breaking news tonight. the head of a huge fraternal organization moose international is being accused of child sexual assault. senior national correspondent john roberts broke the story earlier today. the fox news exclusive. he has more details tonight. including a response from that organization, live from charlotte, north carolina. good evening, john. >> good evening to you, bret. the man at the center of the new controversy is 71-year-old william arie who heads up the million member order of moose fraternal organization. and the lawsuit filed today he is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy in 1980. that suit brought by the charlotte area dr. jason peck. as a result we got this response from moose international today, saying -- the fraternity is shocked by the allegation, as this is not the bill arie we know. consistent the board policy, he will not be in contact with the residential students at moose heart until further notice. that is the large campus of group home and school for needy children attached to the international headquarters in chicago. dr. peck that brought the suit against mr. airey told me that airey befriended him whence he was a young boy when they were both in columbus, ohio. they would take overnight trips for mug-related events. on one, peck alleges that airey engaged in full on sexual assault. >> it was night. room was pitch black. i was very shocked. very scared. i recall tears coming down my face and wetting the pillow behind me. i laid perfectly still. and mr. much went in to shock mode. i didn't know if i was going to be hurt or injured if i tried to fight back so i didn't. >> according to peck's attorney it's because airey left the state of ohio before he turned 19 the statue of limitations does not apply. we reached out to mr. airey for a response and we are told he is out of the country on a cruise celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary. bret? >> bret: john roberts in charlotte. thank you. one of president obama's biggest supporters says the president should just throw his critics in jail. the grapevine is next. i love to eat. i love hanging out with my friends. i have a great fit with my dentures. i love kiwis. i've always had that issue with the seeds getting under my denture. super poligrip free -- it creates a seal of the dentures in my mouth. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. super poligrip free made the kiwi an enjoyable experience. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip. >> bret: fresh picking from the political grapevine. yet to be released military manual blames u.s. troop, not the taliban, for insider attacks against americans in afghanistan. the "wall street journal" got an early look at the handbook. here are a few highlights. soldiers should be careful not to bad mouth afghans or the taliban. advocate for women's right. criticize pedophilia, mention homosexuality or say anything related to islam. creators of the 75-page manual believe so-called green blue attacks have more to do with american ignorance or incensetivety than taliban infiltration. >>> singer harry bellafonte thinks president obama should throw his republican critics in jail. "that there should be a lingering infestation of corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people, the mandate, that has been given to barack obama, and i don't know what more they want. the only thing left for barack obama to do is to work like a third world dictator and put all the guys if jail." he has previously sung praises of and appeared in person with third world dictators like hugo chavez. he once called george w. bush the greatest terrorist in the world. finally, of course, for christians, the birth of jesus is the reason for the season. the true reason of christmas. for jews this is the sixth night of hanukkah. so religion plays in to this time of the year, of course. on tuesday's "today show" the medical editor nancy schneiderman talked about hiring people to do christmas related chores when she suddenly said, "i don't like to religion part. i think religion is what mucks the whole thing up. i think that's what makes the holidays so stressful." well, that didn't sit well with fellow panelists star jones who defended her faith. "that is the only reason for me to have the holiday. we would haven't the holiday if it wasn't for the religion part." >> we told you earlier president obama and house speaker john boehner met a few moments ago, and it was about the fiscal cliff, trying to avoid the cliff. tonight, james rosen looks at what impact the uncertainty over that situation is already having on small businesses. >> at tart lumber, family owned firm of six decades standing, owner cl friche worry that owners will bear the brunt from the politicians fail to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. >> profits from this business flow through my wife and my personal tax return so it's easy to hit $250,000. take a salary and have a little profit. we don't buy boats or second homes. i don't have vacation propert property. it plow it back in the business to create jobs. >> not knowing what the tax rate and deductions will be next year led friche to take a 2 x 4 for his spending for things like computer equipment. >> i have servers that are 7 years old i want to replace but i'm not willing to pull the trigger not knowing what will happen next year. if the fiscal cliff has, we'll go in recession. people will put off improving their home and it will impact my buds. >> abuds -- my business. >> you have more of the tax money going in, more money going in taxes. less goes in business that fix up and take care of business. we are not going to upgrade as many kitchen or replace as many appliances. the air conditioning stoves down the line. >> he said he will likely lay off employee to juggle the cost. >> big business, they if v full-time accountant and lawyers on their staff. it's part of the overhead and administration but for us it's extra expense off the top. >> it goes across the country. the latest gallup small business index released today find small business owners net capital spending inintentions for 12 months plunged to negative 14 in november. the lowest level two years. >> the dow lost 75. s&p 500 fell nine. nasdaq finished 22. down. finished 22 down. susan rice is out as potential secretary of state. we talk about that with the fox all-stars and the other cabinet shakeup when we come back. t my skin. 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[ male announcer ] because enbrel®, etanercept, suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b, have been treated for heart failure, or if, while on enbrel, you experience persistent fever, bruising, bleeding, or paleness. if you've had enough, ask your dermatologist about enbrel. >> bret: well, a statement late this afternoon that u.n. ambassador susan rice was withdrawalling her name from consideration for being nominated for secretary of state. in the statement, she said among other things this -- "i am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly, to you, the president, and to our most pressing national and international priorities and the tradeoff is simply not worth it to our country." the president had a statem of his own, "while i deeply regret the unfair and misleading attacks on susan rice in recent weeks her decision demonstrates the strength of her character and admirable commitment to rise above the politics of the moment to put the national interests first. the american people can be proud to have a public servant of her caliber and character representing our country." the president inside sources said really wanted susan rice to be the next secretary of state. he talked about it. at least he defended her publicly numerous times. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. i am happy to have that discussion with them. for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to besmirch her reputation, is outrageous. >> susan rice is extraordinary. could been prouder of the job she has done. >> this is around her statements after the september 11 terror attacks in benghazi, libya, on the sunday shows. we are getting word, abc news is reporting that the president will meet with susan rice at the white house tomorrow. let's bring in the panel to talk about this among other things. jonah goldberg, national editor. and charles lane. and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles? >> well, this is one instance where the president vanity yielded to necessity. the defense of susan rice we saw is the worst defense of everybody since brutus is an honorable man was simply himself getting carried away, saying don't touch the little lady. saying i'll defend her. he sort of put himself out there as if this is a challenge to my authority. implying that he would have to nominate her. but cooler heads prevailed. not sure whose they were. but clearly had she been nominated the benghazi scandal would have been on the fron page. and i think with her not being nominated, benghazi scandal will die in the main stream media. they will have no interest in this story. that is why i think the president sought safety. he put himself out there. would have rather had her and feels he somehow yielded. the consolation will be he will make her national security advisor, a powerful position. it does not require the consent of the senate. henry kissinger in the first term for nixon they did all this amazing stuff he was the national security advisor and then he became the secretary of state. so it could be even in theory and history a more powerful position than secretary of state. if the president wants it to be. he might want it to be in her case. >> bret: chuck, going bet is that the president will nominate senator john kerry, massachusetts senator who kind of privately lobbied for this spot. that would obviously open up a seat eventually in massachusetts. many people thinking that scott brown would be wanting to go after that seat eventua eventually. the question becomes why withdrawal from something you weren't nominated for in the first place? it was a strange process, wasn't it? she was up lob boeing senators well before -- lobbying senators well before a nomination especially. we were getting play-by-plays from the senator mccain and senator graham and senator collins came out and it didn't go well. this was a nomination that was even, not even there yet. now she is withdrawalling from that non-nomination. we are getting a response about the non-nomination. why? >> there is a lot that we don't know about exactly why this happened. exactly why it happened today. there was some indications she was eager to continue to defending her record and to carry this through. all of a sudden, she is withdrawalling and we have to know whether it's entirely her own decision or not. you mentioned susan collins and the sub slot about the possibility of a moderate republican having a second shot. scott brown to become senator from massachusetts. if you look back at the sweep of the last few weeks, that meeting with susan collins stands out as a crucial negative moment for susan rice. a lot of the discourse from the democrats about susan rice, she is a victim of sexism and/or racism and the extreme right of the party. then along comes a woman senator known as a moderate to give her a bad review on the meeting. i had the feeling at the time and i guess i have been vindicated that was the beginning of the end for susan rice. in recent days she started to take fire from environmentalists to being too close to keystone pipeline. she started to take fire from some human rights folk wos say when she was in the clinton administration she was too close to african-american -- african dictators too. in m straws on the camel's back. >> chuck makes a point that is the most loud cross -- he is not making it, but ludicrous talking points. the racist, sexism republicans were waiting in the weeds until the fifth nonwhite male secretary of state would be appointed, and they pounced. we haven't had a white male secretary of state since larry eagleberger 20 years ago. george bush never had a white male secretary of state. yet somehow this is motivated by racism and sexism, ludicrous thing. but the woman that chuck does not mention is hillary clinton, who made it clear that she preferred john kerry, and when you add in the fact that most of the attacks on her character an her disposition came from liberal sources, dana millbank of the "washington post," maureen dowd of the times. various human rights groups. there was a whisper campaign coming from left against her that i think mattered as much if anything than susan collins did. >> bret: what about the benghazi situation? is it possible that the story is so bad and that the investigation is starting to uncover so much that the president really can't deal with this kind of story coming out at this time? take a listen to the chairman of the house intelligence committee on cnn today. i should point out that secretary of state clinton is scheduled to testify, on capitol hill next week but the state department is saying that is not a done deal of yet. it's not a done deal that this report will be finished and brought forward to capitol hill. take a listen. >> i feel strongly that there was a gross negligence when it came to the physical security of the ambassador at the mission there in benghazi. that was very clear to me. some very, very bad decigs were made. i think contributed to the death of the ambassador and three other great americans. so that part i think is ticking great shape. i think the intelligence part is coming together. it sounds to me. or looks to me. when i review everything that it looked good leading in the day. and then the days after and i think it's clear that there was a political interpretation of the intelligence and the days after. >> bret: charles, gross anything le jens is not, that is not sugarcoated. >> no. i think not. i think these reports will be negative. two things. number within, they will be dropped on friday afternoon, probably at christmas. these are not harolded from the -- heralded from the white house, or from the state department. they will be done in the middle of a frenzy on the fiscal cliff or who knows what else. second, unless you have a person there, poster child for scandal and that would have been susan rice, hearings for secretary of state, which would have made dramatic story you can't escape it, the media would have to cover it. i think showing how little interest the media had up until now i think they will be less enthusiastic. now there are three scandals here that are real scandals. i am projecting what i think the media will do if there is no circus over susan rice as you would have had, had she been nominated. >> bret: chuck, won't there have to be some questioning of secretary clinton? >> apparently she is going to testify, right? >> bret: the state department is says it's not locked in yet. >> right. that is appropriate and inevitable. as far as i can tell it's a matter of working it out. charles' point is correct, that is not a spectacular event. it won't be a lot on the line. theneck secretary of state will not be on the line and not the focal ninety susan rice would have provided. >> bret: perhaps the next presidential candidate might be on the line. >> want to make a point about what mike rogers was saying about the security. everyone is focused on the talking point and intelligence and what susan rice said. what she told jake tapper was the two former navy seals who died that day were the ambassador's personal security. that didn't require on faulty intelligence. they would have known that going in. that is untruth she said at the time. there is a lot of things they said about the situation and security buildup in advance that is forgot down the memory hole. >> bret: congressman chaffitz is talking about trying to talk to survivors and he hasn't had any luck talking to anybody who is a survivor, the state department has not been cooperated. trying to follow up on all of that. next up, the president and the house speaker look at white house looking over the fiscal cliff together. what's happening? initiated. neural speeds increasing to 4g lte. brain upgrading to a quad-core processor. predictive intelligence with google now complete. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. >>> here we are at the 11th hour and the president still isn't serious rabbit dealing with this issue right here. it's this issue. spending. >> how are you feeling about a deal? optimistic? >> still a work in progress. >> speaker ban boehner says he s waiting to hear more from you. >> merry christmas. >> bret: "merry christmas." the white house, president invited speaker boehner to the white house. they just wrapped up a meeting at the top of the show. we're just getting a read-out. apparently treasury secretary was in the meeting as well. this is the statement. the president and the speaker had a frank meeting -- love the word "frank" describing the meetings -- in the oval office tonight. it lasted 50 minutes. there will be no further read-out of the meting but lines of communication remain open. that is where we are. back with the panel. jonah, "lines of communication are open." what do we make of that? >> i'm beginning to think that, you know, president obama's position is likal corlioni position in "godfather ii." "my offer is nothing." charles running with this for a while and his real goal is to watch the republican party go up in flames and eat themselves alive. which so far seems to be working. what boehner should do at this point is sip pli take the middle class -- point is simply take the middle class tax cut, huge victory. eat it on raising the top rate and live to fight another day. >> bret: new p nbc/"wall street journal" poll is out if there is no compromise on the fiscal cliff, who will be more to blame? there are the numbers. democrats, 19%. republicans 24%. equally to blame is 56%. that is against the wisdom that the republicans would overwhelmingly be held accountable. >> i am still trying to figure out how they go up in flames while they eat themselves alive. your metaphor, so i'll let you have it. >> s'mores. >> a barbecue gone bad. >> cannibalistic self-barbecue. the equally to blame thing i have to admit i don't put stock in. if you put a poll question in people either/or you force them to choose. in the 56% are a lot of people according to previous polls that think republicans are more to blame. the way i prove that is the behavior of the president. he looks at his own polls which i'm sure are scientific and showing him, he has the upper hand politically, which is what the republicans concede as well, that is why he is driving hard bargain. the republicans are as jonah suggests desperately looking for a plan "b." i seems to be something like capitulate on the top rate. then come back next, early next year when you have leverage with the debt ceiling and try to get the spending cuts then. >> bret: speaking of polls, fox news poll out today. federal government is providing too many services. 49%. too few services 20%. right amount, 25%. lot of questions about sending. people are concerned about spending. if you ask them about it, they know pass on things to their kids grand kids, that you can't handle $16.3 trillion in debt. >> unfortunately it's abstraction. when you offer people real cuts they generally say no, i don't want them. i want cuts to cut somebody else. le
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left in the oval office by george w. bush for barack obama. he just put a posted with 44 and the inside of it was another envelope that said to 44 from 43. and then the next morning here is a picture of barack obama reading that actual note. the procession to the capitol is always a big deal. here's a picture from exactly 100 years ago. an open carriage, and that is william howard taft on the right and the new president woodrow wilson on the left. in 1933 we have a situation with franklin d. roosevelt and herbert hoover. the two of them didn't get along so well. there wasn't a lot of conversation during the right to the capitol. in many pictures the were taken that day, roosevelt can be seen leading to the crowd or smiling to the crowd or turning toward hoover and trying to have a conversation. every picture you will see hoover is just looking ahead ignoring him. there's been other times also where the president, the newly and the old, didn't get along so well and that mentioned in my book can't we all get along. sometimes the weather is a big issue. here's 1909 that is william h
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house speaker. we take all of this up here tonight with former special assistant to president george w. bush, veteran democratic politicos strategist and republican pollster. president obama issued a warning to syrian leader declaring there will be consequences if syria uses chemical weapons on its own people. the president's steered clear of defining those consequences. egis political crisis is widening cajon. a general strike to protest the presence unrestricted new powers. in this country's hospitals that deadly new bacteria that is more than just drug-resistant, it is draw prevent spreading. just how high is that this book of? we begin tonight with the fiscal clef which produced more far spent progress rejecting the speaker of the house claim that no progress is being made >> the house speaker said on fox news sunday right now i would say we are nowhere in terms of the fiscal cliff negotiations. does the president agree? >> no, he does not. you saw secretary geithner over the weekend on aaother sunday shows very clearly express the president's position, talk about the proposals the president has
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way shape or form was during the confirmation process. the fact that george w. bush has nominated a democrat for this job, it sort of gave me a level of credibility that i wasn't some sort of partisan guy. i was just a prosecutor. i don't think i would've gotten this unless they saw me as a democrat. when i got there, under the obama administration, i think it was a great deal of frustration. i think it was viewed as a traitor for having been so critical of the obama administration is a democrat. you know, one of my favorite rumors that they spread was that i was actually going to push and become a republican and run for office as a republican. his is one of their, you know, one of the rumors. of course, it was not true. but when you have a job like that, your job is not to be a democrat or a republican. you have to put politics out of your mind. early on, it was something we struggled with. we are putting out an audit that he we knew would be very hurtful to the obama administration. particularly going into the midterms. and you say, i'm a democrat, i can still serve under obama. h
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